Breeders’ Cup

Record-Setting Alpha Centauri Aimed At Breeders’ Cup Mile

Alpha Centauri set a course record at Royal Ascot when she captured the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, and in so doing may have earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Churchill Downs. According to attheraces.com, trainer Jessica Harrington has set a tentative schedule for the remainder of the filly’s 3-year-old season. Probable […]

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Mikki Rocket Fends Off Werther In Takarazuka Kinen

Mizuki Noda’s 5-year-old Mikki Rocket (JPN), at odds of 13-1, held off former Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Werther (NZ), by a neck to win Sunday’s 59th running of the 1 3/8-mile, $2,955,000 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse and earned an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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Merchant Navy Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In Narrow Diamond Jubilee Victory

Merchant Navy (AUS) edged City Light (FR) at the wire to win the six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot and earned an automatic berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 82 stakes races, whose winners […]

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Five Group 1 Winners Set To Contest Takarazuka Kinen

Led by the international stakes-winning mare Vivlos (JPN), Japanese St. Leger (G1) winner Kiseki (JPN) and defending champion Satono Crown (JPN), a field of 16 has been entered, including five Group 1 winners, in a wide open 59th running of the 1 3/8-mile, $2,950,521 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse for an automatic berth into the […]

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Royal Ascot Runner Bucchero Targeting Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

While Indiana bred Bucchero remains in England until June 26 following his fifth-place finish in the King’s Stand Stakes (Grade I) on Tuesday at Royal Ascot, his trainer, Tim Glyshaw, is already mapping out a campaign for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (GI) held in his backyard at Churchill Downs. “We’re just so proud of our horse,” Glyshaw said. “We’re moving ahead […]

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Tyler Robertson Announced As 2018 Official Breeders’ Cup Artist

Breeders’ Cup, Churchill Downs and Louisville Visual Art today announced Tyler Robertson as the winner of the 2018 Official Breeders’ Cup Artist Program, a local art competition commemorating this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at historic Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, KY. Robertson has been selected out of five finalists and 18 total entrants as […]

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Ward-Trained Shang Shang Shang Bids For Breeders’ Cup Berth In Thursday’s Norfolk

Breeze Easy LLC’s Kentucky-bred Shang Shang Shang and AlMaohamediya Racing’s Konchek (GB) lead 10 2-year-olds in Thursday’s 5 furlong Norfolk Stakes (G2) at Royal Ascot, with the winner receiving the first automatic berth into the new $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 82 stakes races, […]

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Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races. The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows: Day […]

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Rhododendron, Yoshida Seeking Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth In Queen Anne

Led by Lockinge Stakes (G1) winner Rhododendron (IRE), Dubai Turf (G1) winner Benbatl (GB,) and American-based Yoshida (JPN), 16 horses have been entered for Tuesday’s one-mile $600,000 Queen Anne Stakes (G1) for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile, and the first of four international Breeders’ Cup Challenge races to be held the Royal Ascot meeting. […]

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Foal And Stallion Nominators Elect 20 Breeders’ Cup Members

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 20 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup 2017 foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 15. The following individuals received the most votes of the Breeders’ Cup nominators to fill 20 Member seats having four year […]

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